Southern Company Accountant, Sr. in Naperville, Illinois
Nicor Gas is one of seven natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company Gas (NYSE: SO). Nicor Gas serves more than 2.1 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit www.nicorgas.com .
The purpose of this position is to perform certain monthly close and financial reporting activities for Nicor Gas Plant Accounting. Responsibilities include preparing journal entries, account reconciliations, management reporting, regulatory reporting, and various ad hoc projects as needed.
Support monthly closing process, including preparing journal entries and account reconciliations.
Perform monthly and quarterly SOX controls.
Prepare data for internal and external auditors
Prepare various regulatory reports
Review capital projects for closure and assets for retirement
Calculates, reviews, and analyzes financial information relating to specialty area (e.g., plant accounting); explains variances; uses professional judgment and expertise to perform complex estimates and calculations.
Prepare various ad-hoc requests as requested by management
Demonstrates knowledge of business and industry
Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize.
- Establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with internal customers
Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting
Ensure compliance with internal controls and make recommendations regarding needed changes and efficiency improvements.
BA/BS in accounting, or business with emphasis in accounting
5 years accounting experience in the energy industry
Related Work Experience :
- Applicant may possess a combination of equivalent education and work experience.
Specific Skills & Knowledge:
Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
Strong accounting, analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
Self-starter, self-directed with ability to work with minimal supervision
Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Striving for Excellence
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Dynamic, fast-paced, demanding environment
Ability to work extended hours
Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.
About Southern Company Gas
Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.5 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in seven states and more than 1 million retail customers through its companies that market natural gas and related home services. Other nonutility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit Southern Company Gas at southerncompanygas.com at https://aglresources.icims.com/icims2/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary Internet Files/Content.Outlook/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary Internet Files/Content.Outlook/7M52A264/southerncompanygas.com .
Job Type: Standard
Primary Location: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Naperville
Operating Company: Nicor Gas
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): No
G O Naperville - 1844 W Ferry Rd. (1844NapervilleCODE)
1844 W Ferry Rd.
Req ID: GAS2000070